Fall and winter, once the tourists are gone, the mall is a great place for dog walking.

great walk to look at all the monuments of DC!

Love this trail from Potomac yard to Buzz cafe in Alexandria. Can't get a better Saturday morning!

1 month ago

Great way to see everything. If you love history and our country, these places are a must see!

Got to do it

3 months ago

great being able to see everything in DC

It was great to be in Washington DC, and to see all the monuments. Even got in some birding while we were walking.

This trail is beautiful. But if your riding your bike you HAVE TO GO EARLY. or else its to many people on it.

crowded but memorable

Great way to see the monuments and museums around the National Mall.

road biking
1 year ago

Rode the trail, but started from home in Hyattsville, MD through DC and on the way to Jones Point Park. Nice trail, but can become very crowded, as others have stated.

road biking
1 year ago

Biked this - fairly level, a few dips and rises here and there, but nothing horribly challenging. Just crowded as all get-out, especially as the weekend morning passed about 9 am-- and just got worse from there...So I would say go on a weekday or early morning, or just deal with the crowds.
Lots of water available at either end and in the middle at one of the rest stops.

What was I thinking??? Way to city. There is lots to see and stop and do, but I would much rather be in the woods on a beautiful woodland trail with some water views. I must admit that the Smithsonian museums are great. The weather was okay for a walk.

Walking the National Mall is a pleasure aside from rude tourists sometimes. I have no complaint. Everything is easily found, and there are directions to attractions on every corner.

This is an excellent walk for tourists. It takes you past many of the Smithsonian museums, the major presidential monuments, and all of the important federal buildings. Seeing each of the stops along the trail could take you weeks if you were to fully explore each one, but the walk itself can be completed in a few hours. Bring your camera!